6-Year-Old Makes History at National Spelling Bee

Akash Vukoti of San Angelo, Texas, is the youngest contestant ever to reach the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
2:21 | 05/26/16

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earlier this is adorable. The kid's getting big buzz. A 6-year-old making history as the first first grader ever in the competition. Showing everyone what it means to be a good sport, as well. Linsey Davis has more. Reporter: Just to spell it all out for U. A-n -- Reporter: As of this morning 45 participants remain in the Scripps national spelling bee. Whittled down from 284. Among the bees who entered the competition this year the first first grader. Hi to all and hello, Dr. Bailey. Hello, akash. You ready? Yeah. Inviscate. I-n-v-I-s-c-a-t-e, inviscate. That is correct. Just check out this 6-year-old's practice video. E-o-s-I-s. Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovo lcanoconiosis. And 11-year-old Neal what was born deaf. Thanks to the technology of cochlear implants he is able to do this. N-I-d-e. Reporter: But sometimes it's possible. For even the best bees to get stung. Bacteriolytic. Neal and akash are both out of the running to be the spelling bee champion. Thank you, Dr. Bailey. Reporter: Akash will be remembered for redefining the word, sportsmanship. Good luck to all my fellow spellers and thank you and bye. I hope I'll come back soon. Love him. Akash stole countless hears yesterday. We look forward to his return next year. As for tonight's winner the odds are 1-2 that he or she will come from a public school. And there's a 50/50 chance it could be a girl or a boy. Last year was actually twins. They had a girl and boy so it was both. Here I thought the kids today their spelling was limited to just lol or omg. Yeah. Such a good sport. He was just so great, especially akash. And the spelling bee finals kicks off today at 10:00 P.M. And continues on ESPN at 8:00 P.M.

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